‘I’ll Drink Everything Tonight’- Leonardo Bonucci Enjoys Coca Cola and Beer After Italy’s Euro 2020 Win Over England

Published 07/13/2021, 3:05 PM EDT


Italian center-back Leonardo Bonucci was in high spirits after Italy won UEFA’s Euro 2020 tournament. Italy beat England in the final on penalties after young England stars Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka missed their penalties.

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Bonucci walked into the press conference with a bottle of beer in his hand along with a bottle of Coca-Cola. “I deserved this one, didn’t I?” he said, while taking a swig of the beer. He drank the Coca-Cola too and said, “I’ll drink everything tonight.”

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This might have been completely normal, but there’s an ongoing controversy regarding his Juventus teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and Coca-Cola. Ronaldo famously snubbed Coke at one of Portugal’s press conferences and urged everyone to drink water.

This prompted a lot of players to do the same. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, a former teammate of Bonucci from Juventus, kept Heineken bottles aside, but that was due to religious reasons. It’s safe to say that Bonucci isn’t concerned about any of it and is living his best life.

Leonardo Bonucci scores to save Italy in the final of the UEFA Euro 2020

Earlier, Italy was looking at certain defeat in the final as they had no answer for English left-back Luke Shaw’s early goal. Shaw scored in the second minute from a Kieran Trippier cross, and England were looking good defensively after that.

However, Bonucci scored in the 67th minute to cancel out Shaw’s goal and help Italy level the score at 1-1 to force the game into extra time.

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Neither of the teams managed to get a goal in the next 30 minutes of extra time as the game went to penalties. Gigi Donnarumma pulled off some fantastic saves to help Italy win their second European championship.

Bonucci also scored his penalty to cap off a fantastic evening. His defensive prowess was on full display throughout the tournament as Italy conceded just three goals in the seven matches they played.

His partnership with Giorgio Chiellini has been the reason for Italy’s fantastic defense, and they were immense this time around too.

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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